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1997 SVT Cobra for sale (needs engine rebuild)

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  1. 97chromecobra

    97chromecobra New Member

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    I have a 1997 Ford Mustang SVT cobra for sale that needs engine work. This will be an ideal start for anyone looking for a project car.

    THE BAD: It currently has what I think is a "rod knock" sound coming from the motor. The car still runs and the sound is not noticed until above 2500 rims. I have had the car to my mechanic and they have found significant metal debris in the oil, so the thinking is a bad rod bearing.

    The car has 95k miles and it has been my daily driver for 6 years (daily driver is a general term as I only work 3 days a week). The car is in pretty good shape for a car this old and prior to the rod issue (whiched popped up a couple months ago and I have had it parked ever since) I had done a lot of upgrades and repairs in anticipation of building the car up. In the last 3 years and 10k miles (as i said I only drove it 3 days week for a total of 80 miles per week) I have:
    -put in a rebuilt T-45 transmission
    -rebuilt the rear end with 373 gears
    -upgraded rear suspension with new shocks and links
    -replaced front shocks
    -serviced AC system.

    The car also has Ford motorsports springs 1" lower (with a bumb steer kit)
    Maximum motorsports caster camber plates
    EBC dimpled and slotted rotors/pads
    Short throw shifter (not sure of the brand)
    Ford Motorsports fr500 rims
    Jensen flip out face radio.
    Leather wrapped fr500 steering wheel
    C&L MAF and conical filter
    2 cat (car originally came with 4) H-pipe and flowmaster cat back.


    The interior is in good shape as well for a mustang of this generation......there is the typical wear on the driver seat but no tears or rips in the upholstery and the plastic/vinyl carpets are all in good shape.

    $3000 obo

    Note: I have many more pics of the car but i was only able to upload 1 (file size to big i guess) so i can email more pics upon request. 562.jpg

    Thanks, Matt
     

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  3. DRRummel

    DRRummel 370HSSV Established Member

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    I am a little interested. But I will not get to computer to Saturday to look at the pictures. Where is the car located?
     
  4. 97chromecobra

    97chromecobra New Member

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    The car is located in Orange County California. Lake forest, CA
     
  5. DRRummel

    DRRummel 370HSSV Established Member

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    Too bad. I am on the other coast.
     
  6. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    Yeah me too... really nice looking car, plenty of 4V engines in the JY to pull and swap into this thing for a nice fun car.
     
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    DRRummel 370HSSV Established Member

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    I found a 1997 Cobra motor local. I am checking on shipping options.
     
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    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    If they are local they should be able to deliver it to you for a small fee. I paid $25 for a delivery for a whole 2V engine from a yard about 25 minutes away from me.
     
  9. 97chromecobra

    97chromecobra New Member

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    Let me know what options you find


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  10. DRRummel

    DRRummel 370HSSV Established Member

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    Found the motor. But I can't find shipping under 1100.00. I am still looking for for shipper. Please send me more photos. All sides, interior and undercarriage. Especially the torque boxes. Check your messages.
     

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  11. howie8124

    howie8124 Active Member Established Member

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    Is this car still for sale? naturally I'm on the wrong coast but I'm interested if you could send me the same pictures you sent DRRummel.
     
  12. 97chromecobra

    97chromecobra New Member

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    what is your email and I will forward them to you
     
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  14. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    Lol $1100 to ship an engine? You can get whole cars shipped pretty damn far for that... I was quoted $2k to ship a car from here to Spain when I move lmao. www.car-part.com and try to find a Mark VIII engine and just bolt your intake onto it and roll. Or get a 99 Continental engine for DIRT cheap, get a bellhousing adapter made to adapt the fwd block to rwd and drop a C head intake onto it. Done.
     
  15. 97chromecobra

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    FYI.....car is sold. Thanks for all the input.


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